Professor Michael T Hannan, AB, MA, PhD
Michael T. Hannan is Stratacom Professor of Management in the Graduate School of Business and Professor of Sociology in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University. His research concentrates on the ecology of organizations and on the development of formal theories of sociological processes. His current projects include formalization and integration of the theory fragments of organizational ecology (with Lázsló Pólos [Durham] and Glenn Carroll), and the role of identity in shaping the emergence of categories in markets: single-malt Scotch with David Mckendrick and the Italian wine industry.
- Ecology of organizations and on the development of formal theories of sociological processes
- Negro, G., Hannan, M.T. & Rao, H. (2011). Category Reinterpretation and Defection: Modernism and Tradition in Italian Winemaking. Organizational Science 22(6): 1449-1463.
- Le Mens, G., Hannan, M.T. & Polos, L. (2011). Founding Condition, Learning and Organizational Life Chances: Age Dependence Revisited. Administrative Science Quarterly 56(1): 95-126.
- Hsu, G., Hannan, M.T. & Polos, L. (2011). Typecasting, legitimation, and form emergence: A formal theory. Sociological Theory 29(2): 97-123.
- Negro, G., Hannan, M.T. & Rao, H. (2010). Categorical contrast and audience appeal: Niche width and critical success in winemaking. Industrial and Corporate Change 19(5): 1397-1425.
- Polos, L., Hannan, M.T. & Hsu, G. (2010). Modalities in sociological arguments. Journal of Mathematical Sociology 34(3): 201-238.
- Hannan, M.T. (2010). Partiality of memberships in categories and audiences. Annual Review of Sociology 36: 159-181.
- Kovacs, B. & Hannan, M.T. (2010). The effects of category spanning depend on contrast. Research in the Sociology of Organizations 31: 175-201.
- Hsu, G., Hannan, M.T. & Koçak, Ő. (2009). Multiple category memberships in markets: An integrated theory and two empirical tests. American Sociological Review 74(1): 150-169.
- Baron, James N. Hannan, Michael T. , Hsu, Greta & Koçak, Őzgecan (2007). In the company of women: Gender inequality and the logic of bureaucracy in start-up firms. Work and Occupations 34: 35-66.
- Hannan, M.T., Polos, L. & Carroll, G.R. (2007). Logics of Organization Theory: Audiences, Codes and Ecologies. Princeton.: Princeton University Press.
- Hannan, Michael T. , Baron, James N. Hsu, Greta & Koçak, Őzgecan (2006). Organizational identities and the hazard of change. Industrial and Corporate Change 15: 755-784.
- Hannan, M.T. (2005). Ecologies of organizations Diversity and identity. Journal of Economic Perspectives 19: 51-70.
- Hsu, G. & Hannan, M.T. (2005). Identities, genres and organizational forms. Organization Science 16(5): 474-490.
- Hannan, MT & Polos, L (2004). A logic for theories in flux. Logique et Analyse 47: 85-121.
- Hannan, M.T., Pòlos, L. & Carroll, G.R. (2004). The evolution of inertia. Industrial and Corporate Change 13(1): 213-242.
- Hannan, M.T., Pòlos, L. & Carroll, G.R. (2003). Cascading organizational change. Organization Science 14: 463-82.
- Hannan, M T., Pòlos, L & Carroll, GR (2003). The fog of change Opacity and asperity in organizations. Administrative Science Quarterly 48: 399-43.
- Hannan, M T., Carroll, GR & Pòlos, L (2003). The organizational niche. Sociological Theory 21(4): 309-340.
- Pòlos, L., Hannan, M.T. & Carroll, G.R. (2002). Foundations of a theory of social forms. Industrial and Corporate Change 11: 85-115.
- Hannan, MT & Baron, JN (2002). Organizational blueprints for success in high-tech start-ups Lessons from the Stanford Project on emerging companies. California Management Review 44: 8-36.
- Hannan, MT & Pòlos, L (2002). Reasoning with partial knowledge. Sociological Methodology 32: 133-81.
- Dobrev, S., Kim, T-Y. & Hannan, M.T. (2001). Dynamics of niche width and resource partitioning. American Journal of Sociology 106(5): 1299-1337.
- Baron, J.N., Hannan, M.T. & Burton, M.D. (2001). Labor pains: change in organizational models and employee turnover in young, high-tech firms. American Journal of Sociology 106(4): 960-1012.